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My Father Die

FrightFest unveils 2016 line-up

1-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

London-based genre festival to feature 19 world premieres and 35 UK & European premieres.

Kingsman

'Kingsman', 'Spectre' top 2015 BBFC complaints

1-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Family animation Minions also received double digit complaints from members of the public.

'Ab Fab' beats 'Independence Day' sequel in UK buzz chart

1-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

British comedy also topped US buddy comedy Central Intelligence and animation The Secret Life of Pets.

They Call Me Jeeg

Rai Com sells 'They Call Me Jeeg' to US, Europe

1-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Gabriele Mainetti’s fantasy superhero film won seven Italian film awards earlier this year.

wreck-it ralph sequel

'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel in development at Disney

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The studio has confirmed plans for a follow-up to its 2012 animated hit, with a March 2018 release date booked.

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Oscilloscope takes on 'Contemporary Color'

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The New York-based distributor has bought North American rights to the ‘colour guard’ performance documentary produced by musician David Byrne.

The Thick Lashes of Lauri Mantyvaara

Paris-based Premium Films bats for 'Thick Lashes'

30-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Hannaleena Hauru’s debut feature is produced by company behind Cannes Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki.

Europe

Creative Europe launches $135m guarantee facility

30-Jun-2016 | By

Initiative will support 10,000 creative sector SMEs.

Annabelle

New Line's 'Annabelle 2' starts shooting

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The sequel to 2014 horror hit Annabelle has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, with David F Sandberg directing.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

AMPAS calls on diverse new members group

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The US Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”

Pema Tseden

Tibetan filmmaker hospitalised during police detention

30-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The Chinese Film Directors Guild has issued a statement demanding an explanation after Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden was hospitalised during a period of detention by Chinese police. 

Bong Joon-ho

Netflix seeking global audience for Korean originals

30-Jun-2016 | By

Netflix is aiming to find an international audience for its Korean-language productions, as well as Bong Joon Ho’s multilingual Okja, according to David Lee, Netflix vice president, international originals.

jean reno

Karlovy Vary to close with 'Café Society', honour Jean Reno

29-Jun-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Guests at this year’s event will include Joshua Marston and actor Michael Shannon who will present new mystery-drama Complete Unknown.

600 Miles

Miranda's Fênix open for business in Brazil

29-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: The new Brazilian art cinema distributor has unveiled a slate including films from Marco Bellocchio, Amos Gitai and Gabriel Ripstein.

The Mimosas

Cannes winner 'Mimosas' gets US deal

29-Jun-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Fledgling NY outfit Grasshopper Film has taken rights to Oliver Laxe’s Morocco-set Western.

francis ford coppola

Francis Ford Coppola to receive Stockholm fest honour

29-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Godfather director will be presented with the event’s lifetime achievement award.

On the set of Suffragette

NFTS launches trio of initiatives to support women directors

29-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

A mentorship programme and paid internships are being introduced in a bid to help boost the number of female directors in the industry.

yarden

Film Fest Gent reveals Nordic, Japanese programmes

29-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Confirmed titles include Måns Månsson’s Yarden [pictured] and Eiji Uchida’s Lowlife Love.

Now You See Me 2

China box office: 'Now You See Me 2' beats 'Independence Day'

28-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Lionsgate had its biggest opening in China with Now You See Me 2 on $43.64m from its first three days

Barkhad Abdi

Abdi set for 'Blade Runner' sequel

28-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The BAFTA-winner boards Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up, joining a cast that already includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright.

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Anthropoid

'Anthropoid': Karlovy Vary Review

By Allan Hunter

Dir: Sean Ellis. Czech Republic, UK, France. 2016, 120 mins

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NEWS IN BRIEF

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US Briefs: Academy sets more Oscar dates

Plus: Sing Street re-released in US; Interview with God wraps; and more…

DIGITAL EDITIONS

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COMMENT/BLOGS

Top Of The Lake

Why are so many film producers getting into TV?

29-Jun-2016 | By Askandar Samad, Reed Smith LLP

COMMENT: Askandar Samad, partner in the Entertainment and Media Industry Group at law firm Reed Smith, considers the driving forces that are luring more UK film producers to TV.

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CineEurope reception slideshow

27-Jun-2016

Photos from last week’s CineEurope reception hosted by Screen with the Event Cinema Association and European Digital Cinema Forum.

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Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary reaches for the stars

The midpoint between Cannes and Toronto, Karlovy Vary (July 1-9) has still managed to carve out a winning niche. Tom Grater speaks to artistic director Karel Och about this year’s programme.

Swallows And Amazons

Revisiting a British classic: 'Swallows And Amazons' set report

The UK team behind the new feature take on children’s classic Swallows And Amazons tell Tom Grater how the project set sail.

Cannes red carpet

...So that was Cannes 2016

From barefoot stars championing gender equality to the arrival of virtual reality and a noisy Palme d’Or debate, Melanie Goodfellow reflects on what went down on the Croisette this year.

CineEurope

CineEurope: Reaping digital’s rewards

Thanks to a booming box office, there is an air of confidence among Europe’s distributors and exhibitors ahead of the 25th edition of CineEurope (June 20-23). Matt Mueller previews an event set to host screenings of US and European titles, high-level debate and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Sunny Side Of The Docs

Docs land at Sunny Side

Virtual reality, SVoD and the return of the US networks to the documentary arena will be among the topics on the table at the 27th edition of Sunny Side Of The Doc (June 20-23). Melanie Goodfellow reports.

BIFAN

BIFAN makes a splash

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (July 21-31) has a new festival director and an expanded industry event. Jean Noh reports.

SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards 2015 award

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2015 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2015.

Screen Awards 2015 Distributor of the Year

Universal, 'Amy' big winners at Screen Awards 2015

The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2015 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

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